PV Sindhu in Asian Games
In Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China, on Thursday, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was eliminated from the women’s singles competition, putting an end to her participation in the badminton competition for the Asian Games 2023.
The two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu’s quarterfinal match loss to local star He Bingjiao (21-16, 21-12) put an end to India’s hopes of winning a medal in the women’s badminton competition at the Asian Games in 2023. The other Indian lady in Hangzhou, Asmita Chaliha, was eliminated in round 32.
At the Tokyo Olympics, world No. PV Sindhu upset He Bingjiao, who is ranked fifth in badminton, to earn the bronze medal. The Indian had won four of their previous five matches against the Chinese shuttler before to their showdown in Hangzhou.
At the Asian Games in 2023, things were different, though. He Bingjiao, a two-time medalist at the world championships, got the quarterfinal off to a strong start. The Chinese shuttler quickly built a 9-5 lead by controlling the net and compelling PV Sindhu to make mistakes. Towards the conclusion of the first game, Sindhu gained some momentum and scored three straight points to cut the deficit to two (16-18), but Bingjiao won the match 21-16.(PV Sindhu in Asian Games)
Sindhu overwhelmed by Bingjiao’s speed
He Bingjiao gained an early lead in the second game at 5-1, but PV Sindhu tied the score at 8-8. When it appeared that the Indian player would make a comeback, Bingjiao dominated Sindhu with 13 straight points to win the second game 21-12. 47 minutes passed during the game.
India’s greatest performance in the Asian Games was a silver medal in women’s singles that PV Sindhu earned in Jakarta in 2018. In continental events, India has yet to win a badminton gold medal. In the men’s singles quarterfinals, HS Prannoy defeated Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia 21-16, 21-23, 22-20 despite having a back ailment. Former All England champion Jia.(PV Sindhu in Asian Games)
The Indian shuttler dominated the opening game with ease, but she blew two match opportunities in the second game, forcing a decider. The Malaysian player led for the whole of the third game, but Prannoy held a lead over Jia despite being hurt. Two match points were saved by HS Prannoy before he sealed the deal in the nail-biting finale to position him among the top four.
HS Prannoy earned India’s second badminton medal in Hangzhou after taking home a silver at the BWF World Championships in Copenhagen earlier this year. After Syed Modi, who earned a bronze medal in the men’s singles competition in New Delhi in 1982, he became the second Indian to triumph in the Asian Games. The men’s doubles semifinal matchup between Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will take place later on today.(PV Sindhu in Asian Games)
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The Indian women’s badminton team was eliminated from a medal match on Friday after failing to win in the team event quarterfinals at the 2017 Hangzhou Asian Games.
In the past, Sindhu has taken home bronze and silver medals at the Asian Games in 2014 in Incheon and 2018 in Jakarta, respectively. The opening game began evenly between the two players as they traded points up to a score of 6 all until Bingjiao gained the lead with a score of 9-5. Bingjiao forced Sindhu to cross the court in order to shield her court, and with accurate smashes and placements, Bingjiao easily won the first game in just 23 minutes.(PV Sindhu in Asian Games)
In the ensuing match, Bingjiao built a 5-1 lead as Sindhu struggled once again.
The famous Indian shuttler’s return was unimpressive, and Bingjiao scored points with precise smashes without making a mistake.
Early in the second set, Sindhu shown some grit as she scored four straight points to close the margin to 8-9. But with a 12-8 advantage, the Chinese players had already seize the initiative. After then, Sindhu struggled to maintain her momentum and appeared to have given up. The contest was shortly concluded by Bingjiao.(PV Sindhu in Asian Games)